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Models of Good Practice for Service-Learning Programs

13 Themes of Success in Service-Learning I.Have vision and a well-defined mission   II.Capitalize on what you do well and do it with quality   III. Support and leaderhs are important ingredients   IV. One person can make a difference   V. Service learning is found in every discipline   VI.Complexity   VII. Student support and leadership   VIII. Stduent support and leadership   IX. Agency and community involvement   X. Cutting-edge work   XI. Defined Outcomes   XII. Programs age well   XIII. Keep an eye on the national, state, and local scenes -Excerpted from AAHE Bulletin June 1998/9…

Youth Engaged in Service (YES) Ambassador Program

The YES program places community-minded young people between the ages of 18-25 with statewide partner organizations for one year to provide technical assistance, training , advocacy, and program development around youth service, service learning, and youth leadership. Through this unique program, the Points of Light Foundation seeks to enhance the national and community service field by developing young leaders. The Foundation provides a salary with benefits, a travel and professional development budget, and extensive national training for each YES ambassador. The YES ambassador develops an action plan that indicates how they will work at the local, state and national level…

Community-Campus Civic Engagement Projects in Wisconsin

A 2005 publication from Wisconsin Campus Compact includes descriptions of projects across the state: “”We are finding that successful partnerships are emerging and flourishing in the state of Wisconsin. At the same time, we are receiving extensive feedback that many of you would like more resources on how to develop civic engagement projects. With support from the University of Wisconsin-Extension, WiCC created a resource guide to make the development of civic engagement projects – and sharing of ideas – easier for agencies and campuses. The resource guide contains a brief introduction to community-campus civic engagement including several models, definitions and…

Students4Giving℠

Funded by the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, the Students4Giving℠ initiative provides an opportunity for students to make grants to nonprofits through the use of a Donor Advised Fund (DAF). Colleges are selected to participate through a national competition. Each school is awarded a DAF containing $15,000 to oversee and name. DAFs are held by the Gift Fund but managed by students and faculty. Students have the ability to designate investment pools for the money and make recommendations for grant awards. Only Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3 public charities are eligible to receive funding. The Gift Fund provides general account maintenance services…